BARC India measures TRP with hidden sound embedding. This applies to ads too.
Collect this sound data, make an adblock list (just like uBlock), frequently update it and voila, we just got a TV AdBlocker !
Gonna leave this to y'all hardware folks to make it :)
@subins2000 I would even fund it!
@subins2000 @primejyothi Let’s talk business (brainstorm, iow).
Subin, how viable would be this anti-ad filter? Presumably the water mark is not publicly available, can it be scraped? How could the list of w/m can be constantly updated?
When it comes to digital ads, dynamic-ad-injection could be prevented but often that leads to loss of many frames in live streams. Can that be improved?
An external device that act as a TV remote would be perfectly legal I think.
Also, since this audio processing is required, a minimum rasp pi would be a requirement. That'd increase the cost.
@subinpt @rajeesh @primejyothi @jishnu Update: I tried out audio fingerprinting. It was easy. I was able to make a script to identify song from microphone. Like Shazam. So, instead of knowing the hidden watermark, the ad sound is enough.
Now I need to buy a rasppi and run it there plus implement the infrared mute option. The next problem is to see how both mute and unmute after ad can be done.
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